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Israeli spyware firm NSO Group faces renewed US scrutiny
Department of Justice said to have asked WhatsApp for details of alleged targeting of clients in 2019

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington DC

01, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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WhatsApp to try again to change privacy policy in mid-May
Firm sets 15 May deadline to agree to new terms but will let notifications continue for short time afterwards

Alex Hern UK technology editor

22, Feb, 2021 @2:29 PM

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UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing
Information commissioner says the chat app committed in 2017 not to share contact and user information

Alex Hern Technology editor

26, Jan, 2021 @4:38 PM

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WhatsApp loses millions of users after terms update
Poorly-executed change of terms of service sends messaging app’s subscribers flocking to competitors

Alex Hern

24, Jan, 2021 @4:53 PM

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Is it time to leave WhatsApp – and is Signal the answer?
The Facebook-owned messaging service has been hit by a global backlash over privacy. Many users are migrating to Signal or Telegram. Should you join them?

Kate O'Flaherty

24, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Should you keep using WhatsApp? Plus five tips to start the year with your digital privacy intact
We spoke to convicted hacker turned security consultant Kevin Mitnick to find out how to maintain your security online

Shelley Hepworth

15, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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NSO Group spyware 'dangerous', say tech firms in legal filing
Israeli company should be held liable to American anti-hacking laws, Google, Microsoft and others argue

Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Washington

22, Dec, 2020 @4:25 PM

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Facebook faces biggest legal battle in years as US officials launch lawsuits
Regulators and 48 attorney generals take on company over antitrust concerns

Rupert Neate

10, Dec, 2020 @7:08 PM

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Facebook faces antitrust allegations over deals for Instagram and WhatsApp
Deals that brought the top four social media companies under Facebook rule would be violations if they were considered a threat

Gabrielle Canon in San Francisco

08, Dec, 2020 @7:12 PM

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Encrypted messaging putting children at risk of abuse, says watchdog
Children’s commissioner for England says tech giants are failing to keep children safe

Archie Bland

08, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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WhatsApp now lets users send disappearing messages
Feature on Facebook-owned app is designed to help people cut their digital footprint

Alex Hern Technology editor

05, Nov, 2020 @12:24 PM

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Most girls and young women have experienced abuse online, report finds
Cyberstalking, body shaming and being sent explicit content among issues highlighted by Plan International

Kaamil Ahmed

05, Oct, 2020 @6:15 AM

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